Spain has always offered a variety of attractions from discovering hidden courtyards and junk shops in the Barri Gotic in Barcelona to sun-bathing on the golden sands of Mallorca. Choosing which of their hottest destinations to visit is a hard decision. Do you want to visit a water park in Mallorca, go to the Picasso Museum in Barcelona, or buy knick-knacks in Ibiza? If you do decide on Ibiza over Mallorca you’re immediately left with the sad feeling you’re really missing out on the soft sands of El Arenal beach. Luckily, now there are new tours to help you make the most of your time no matter where you choose.
Jogging tours allow you to stay out of that all-inclusive gym in your hotel and see the city instead. My personal favourites are the new scooter tours that are being picked up all across Spain. These little vehicles are like motorcycles only easier to handle and operable for beginners (like me). Tours can go up into the mountains and visit all the nooks and crannies of the destinations that bus tours usually have to skip due to terrain. As someone who has hiked halfway across Crete to avoid renting a car, any simple-to-book transportation is great for me. Open air, hot sun and beautiful scenery beats the sticky subway or the rental car with windows so dirty you can’t see out of, hands-down. To really enjoy a trip I always find myself under a pile of history and travel guides the week before departure, trying to understand centuries of history and art. Tour guides take on the learning and the paper cuts themselves and spare me lugging guidebooks in my backpack, which is great because now I can lug more souvenirs!
Barcelona Gains Another Attraction… Eventually
Barcelona is known as one of the most beautiful summer get-aways in Europe but its architecture is reason enough to travel there. The Sagrada Familia is a gigantic church that has been under construction since 1883. Just by paying the entrance fee you’ve helped fund this creation that won’t be completed until about 2055. The grandest of its attributes will be the 580-foot centre tower representing Jesus which will be flanked by additional 400-foot towers already mostly in place. The city view from the church’s look-out bridge is unbeatable.
Ibiza Remembers its Past
Ibiza, now known for its ultra chic shopping and cruise ship filled ports, was once an under appreciated hippie haven. The hippie market at Sant Carles isn’t the only part of the 2009 Ibiza that’s making a throw back to the ’70s, many parts of Northern Ibiza are increasingly filled with neo-hippies and emoticon flower children. Don’t let the hype fool you, night clubs aren’t the only things on the island. Es Pujols is one of the most beautiful white sand beaches in Europe and boasts a view of either pines and dunes or breathtaking ocean. Descend down into the Can Marca caves for an adventure amongst the golden stalagmites.
Explore Spanish sights with Barcelona Scooter Tours!
See the breathtaking beach views on a Mallorca Scooter Tour!
Travel back to the 1970′s on a Ibiza Scooter Tour!
Catch a glimpse of Italy with a Venice Jogging Tour!